Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently put to another blog entry at this site:
That sounds reasonable. Did the same person also write:
Yes, the same person wrote both things.
I have spent a lot of time thinking about these things and I have strongly held views. But I am a flawed human. I get things wrong from time to time. There are millions of good and smart people who do not agree with me. Everyone who hears my words needs to know that. I DO believe what I say. I AM sincere. But I am also FLAWED. I could be wrong.
I’ll give a silly example of me being wrong and realizing it at a later time of life.
When the Beatles single “Hey, Jude” b/w “Revolution” came out, I thought that “Revolution” was amazing. I did not care for “Hey, Jude.” It made me crazy that “Hey, Jude” was picked for the A side. I kept saying: “Why is Hey, Jude” the A side? What were they thinking?”
Today I rank “Hey, Jude” as my favorite Beatles song. I either was wrong in my first reaction or I am wrong today. There was something in “Hey, Jude” that I just didn’t see when it first came out. So I obviously am capable of developing a wrong take on things.
I am NOT perfect. I do not say that I am.
But say that I am right in what I think about investing?
If I am right, I have an obligation to share what I believe with my friends, do I not?
Would I not be an awful person if I believed these things and just kept them to myself? I would be letting you ruin yourself and not even trying to warn you beforehand. Wouldn’t that be pretty darn low behavior?
I care, Anonymous.
I care about you and I care about the experts and I care about the boards and blogs and I care about my country. That is the driver here. I care. If you care, you cannot say something other than what you believe about so important a matter.
I don’t ever say anything to hurt people’s feelings. Not once have I done that. I know that things I say DO hurt people’s feelings. I have seen that happen many times. But I can take an oath that that has never once been the intention.